"Diogoj42""][quote=""NemmyLover" wrote:Big shot aint a drop towers!
It is a tower. you drop down it. what's to debate here?[/quote]
The clue's in the name :D There's three types of tower ride:
- This is what the topics about. A tower ride which hoists you up to the top, holds you there and then drops you after a few seconds. The hold at the top creates tension, and some have pistons at the top to create a force greater than freefall. Detonator at Thorpe is a drop tower.
- This is what Big Shot does along with Ice Blast at Blackpool among many others. Basically they go up slightly, the air pressurises then up you go, bouncing your way back down.
Shot and Drop Tower
- A combination of both. A shot part of the ride to start off with, then you're taken to the top and held for the drop. Flamingo Land's cliffhanger does this (when it works!)